June 1 was the start of hurricane season. While the possibility of a hurricane occurring can be stressful, especially if there is one headed our way, everyone should make appropriate preparations, both personal and business. On a personal level we hear almost daily how to prepare before a hurricane or tropical storm has even begun forming. So by the time we know a storm is coming in our direction, we’re just about ready for it. But on a business level, are you prepared?
If you would like to be considered as a vendor by FEMA, or any other federal agency, in the cleanup or rebuilding efforts after a natural disaster has occurred you must be prepared.
To be prepared you must first, be interested in government contracting in general. And second, be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database ensuring that you complete all appropriate sections correctly so you will be contacted after a natural disaster. This must be done now, not when or after a disaster occurs.
How do you do that? Call PTAC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center. We can help you make sure you are ready through your CCR registration in the event FEMA, or any other federal agency, needs vendors. For PTAC contact numbers go to the PTAC web page at: http://www.delmar.edu/sbdc/ptac.html